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39 Reviews


9th February 2017
“Marcos took no time to confirm what the issue was with the suspension. He let me know how the work was progressing and tidied up cleanly before leaving. A great service. ClickMechanic is so much easier than finding time for a garage visit.”


Ford Fiesta • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

23rd January 2017
“Very helpful”


Volkswagen Golf IV • MOT with collection & delivery

Wrench hand blue

2 Reviews


S Y Motors Ltd.

Balsall Heath, Birmingham, 17 years of experience

23rd January 2017
“Very happy will use again”


Ford Fiesta • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

8th February 2017
“The car was picked up in time, the work carried out was excellent & the parts replaced were as requested, there were no shocks or the garage trying to get more work.. they even boxed up my old parts for me to inspect & delivered my car back to me in a timely manner.”


Audi A3 • Front suspension strut (both) replacement


34 Reviews


F A Autos Ltd

Harlow, 25 years of experience

17th January 2017
“Farooq was very helpful, polite and knew what he was doing. He consulted with me, as requested, the day before the job, providing the necessary reassurance that he'd be using high quality parts. He also waited for me to complete a short test drive and made sure I was completely satisfied before leaving. Would highly recommend him and hope he can come again to fix any future issues!“


Vauxhall/Opel Astra-G • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

12th September 2016
“Farooq arrived 15mins into the 2 hour window. He explained things clearly and got the job done. He kept me informed over the course of the afternoon”


Citroen C5 III • MOT with collection & delivery

Wrench hand blue

53 Reviews


Lwg Mobile Mechanic

Woking, 12 years of experience

21st December 2016
“Anyone that gets Lee will be lucky, the guy communicated when there was an issue and did everything he said he would do and more.
Couldn't be happier”


Land Rover Range Rover • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

15th February 2017
“Very enthusiastic and professional. ”


Lexus GS • Diagnostic Inspection


175 Reviews


Matts Mobile Mechanics

Monmouthshire, 18 years of experience

9th December 2016
“Andrew was friendly, arrived on time. He fixed the problem and very happy with the service. ”


Ford Mondeo • Rear shock absorber replacement

5th December 2016
“Matthew was great - the job was carried out on time and allowed me to continue work without the hassle of worrying about how and when I could collect my car. Fantastic service. ”


Nissan Almera • Gear Selector And Transmission Inspection

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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